Discover the New Food Words in Merriam-Webster's 2018 update

Discover the New Food Words in Merriam-Webster's 2018 update
From Fine Dining Lovers - March 9, 2018

Merriam-Websterhas updated their 2018 dictionary with a new batch of 850 words and definitions, including a number of new food words.

While we might find these words already form part of our everyday vocabulary, in order to win a place in the dictionary they must be used: "frequently, meaningfully, and in a widespread area."

Infact, the ever global language of food has served well in thisMerriam-Webster edition where they identified that "the richest source of these newly adopted foreign-language words has been the world of food ..."

While some of the new additions will come as a surprise, in the sense they are not already included, here's a taster of some of the egg free, funky, fermented spicy, hot and garlicky words that have made the grade, highlighting foods that have found recent global appeal.

How many are new to you? see the list below:


At FDL we discovered the magical qualities of chickpea water, aka aquafaba, a couple of years ago when we found out it's perfect for making eggless meringuesas well as other vegan cooking.

Arnold Palmer

This cold beverage mix of iced tea and lemonade by golfer Arnold Palmer was a new one on us.


This hard, white, crumbly and salty Mexican cow's milk cheese looks worth a try.


Remember those small particles that get left at the bottom of the pan, ideal for making into sauces? That's the fond. It's something S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018, Falko Weissknows all about as he will be showcasing it in his signature dish this year.

Try this recipe for showcasing fond with a richpasta and duckconfit.


This North African spice made with chillies garlic, coriander and caraway is a great way to add smokiness and spice to dishes.

Try this simpleeggplant salad with harissarecipe that lets the smokey notes sing.


We are not sure how this popular Greek yoghurt sauce with garlic and cucumbers did not make the cut until now!Discover how to make this zingy sauce in ourtzatziki recipe here.





Queso/chili con queso




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